The major in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is designed for students planning to work in the fields of general management, human resources/personnel, and organizational behavior. The course work focuses on the behavioral aspects of managing and supervising the human resources of an organization or industry.
The University College programs in psychology are allied with the Department of Psychology in Arts and Sciences at Washington University. Courses are normally scheduled one evening a week for two and a half hours. Most courses are three units.
All University College undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements. Requirements specific to this major include:
Required Core Courses in Psychology (15 units)
Required IO Courses (15 units)
Business-Related Courses (12 units from the following list; others by permission)
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Industrial and Organizational Psychology undergraduate degree at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
- Completed application form
The application form for the Industrial and Organizational Psychology undergraduate degree is available online on the Apply page.
- Official transcripts from all previous college work
Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College.
Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? What do we need to know when considering your application.
TOEFL scores, if applicable
International students who are not native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. Completion of a bachelor’s degree at a US college or University may be accepted as documentation of English language skills.
- $35 application fee
Payment may be submitted by credit card online as part of your application, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may pay the fee by cash at the University College office.
The minor in industrial and organizational psychology introduces students to the basic concepts of organizational psychology.
- Introduction to Psychology (U09 100)
- Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (U09 214)
- Psychological Statistics (U09 300)
- Social Psychology (U09 315) or Personality Tests and Measurements (U09-404) or Applied Psychology of Learning
- plus six units of authorized Psychology or Business courses, of which at least one must be an upper-level course.
Students electing to major in Psychology and also complete this special minor must complete a total of 39 units in psychology instead of the usual 27 units. They must choose courses for the Psychology major which are distinct from those required for the Industrial and Organizational Psychology minor, with the exception of Introduction to Psychology and Introductory Psychological Statistics. Students doing an industrial and organizational psychology minor are strongly encouraged to include basic economics courses among their social science electives.
- Download the degree program worksheet to help determine which classes are required for your course of study. If you have been admitted, you can check your progress through WUachieve.
- Download the Transcript Release Form.
- Attend an information session and learn more about the B.S. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
- Apply today!
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